The Design Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The Design Museum

A museum devoted to the design of modern life - now based in a new home in South Kensington.

The main museum is free to visit, but some exhibitions are chargeable.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

The Design Museum,
224-238 Kensington High Street,
London,
W8 6AG

Link to The Design Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Waste Age: What can design do?
Discover how new design ideas are redefining our world and explore major new exhibits that capture the devasting impact of waste including a large-scale installation by Ibrahim Mahama.
Waste Age: What can design do?
9:30am to 6pm
Kensington
Ends on Mon 21st February 2022
2021-10-23
2022-02-21
 

The Design Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to The Design Museum

The nearest station is High Street Kensington which is 0.3 miles away.


The Design Museum - Latest News

Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition
Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition

An exhibition all about a certain form of leisure and sports shoe is opening in a few weeks time at the Design Museum, and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets Alert: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour
Tickets Alert: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour

There’s a chance to virtually visit the excellent electronic music exhibition at the Design Museum this coming Thursday (17th Dec).

Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design
Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design

The work of the iconic designers of post-war Britain is the topic of a new exhibition, not just looking back at her work, but forward as she has designed a new font to be used by Network Rail.

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten venues across London have received £22.3 million in government funding, as part of a wider £75 million funding package for the cultural sector.

From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers – A hymn to electronic music
From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers – A hymn to electronic music

It’s a sign of our strange times, that the best nightclub experience at the moment can be found in a museum in posh Kensington.

Design Museum to open late throughout August
Design Museum to open late throughout August

With social distancing reducing how many people can get into museums, the Design Museum is extending its opening hours for the month of August.

Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home
Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home

You have just a few weeks to visit the Design Museum in its current home next to the Thames before it closes to move to a new home in Kensington.

 

Recent exhibitions

This exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.
2017-03-15
2017-06-04
£14  
While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach.
2017-05-24
2017-10-15
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative design from the past year.
2017-10-18
2018-01-28
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.
2017-11-03
2018-02-25
A major exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, celebrating one of the great adventures of the industrial age.A major exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, celebrating one of the great adventures of the industrial age.
2017-11-15
2018-04-15
Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.
2018-03-28
2018-08-12

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